Skinny Roo – very sweet 8 year old, only five pounds, looking for a loving home

Cuddly, Playful, Active, Loving 
GOOD IN A HOME WITH Children who will respect his tiny size.
PREFERS A HOME WITHOUT Cats.

Skinny Roo is an extra cuddly, extra handsome boy who needs some extra special love in his life! This little 5lb. goofball is full of silly energy and is sure to keep you on your toes all day long. His big floppy ears tend to tickle his neck and he’s always shaking his body like he’s trying to shake them off his head. They make the cutest flapping sound. When he’s excited (which is pretty much anytime you’re around) he’ll grunt, groan and mewl with excitement and bounce around like a kangaroo, desperate to jump right into your arms so you can pet his silky soft coat. Skinny Roo takes loyalty to the next level and basically wants you to be as desperate for him as he will be for you. He doesn’t like being left alone, and would do best with a strong, confident leader to make him feel safe and calm. He does well with other dogs if they accept his cuddly nature, but just loves a good chase too much to live with cats. If he is an only dog, he wouldn’t be able to stay home alone too long.

He is extremely smart and knows his commands in both French and English, but needs to be challenged daily.

Skinny needs a reliable bathroom routine and his bladder and bowels are on a strict schedule. He definitely wants to be a good boy and you can help him with that by keeping meals and outings at a regular time every day and frequent outside trips. It is also useful to limit food and water later in the evening. Skinny Roo will climb right into your heart and nestle in for the long haul and is looking for someone who can offer him the same. Skinny Roo is an 8 year old miniature pinscher who loves the car and running free in open fields. He would make a great hiking partner for an active person or family who can include him in their daily adventures. He is great with children and is full of kisses around toddlers and babies but has a long, deep howl for strangers until he knows they’re trustworthy. He must not be dropped, so watching his handling with children is critical at all times. — Thank you for your interest in a Minpinerie Rescue Group dog. We are based in the Ottawa area. All dogs are fully vetted and fixed, and we assess behaviour to the fullest extent possible so that our adoptions will be as successful as possible. You must fill out the application and be approved to adopt. If the specific dog in this post doesn’t sound suitable, please understand we have dogs arriving all the time, and MOST go quickly to pre-approved adopters that suit them (that is, many dogs are never posted to our website! Only when we have an overflow!). So, please fill out the application at this link to get in the pool, BUT NOTE SOME FOLKS ARE HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, SO IF THAT’S YOU, PLEASE SEE INSTRUCTIONS AT THE SAME LINK!  Thank you and talk soon!

 

King Kong – sweet boy, loves to play, loves the outdoors

happy, playful, active boy – about 6 years old – likely best as an only dog

Our dedicated Minpinerie volunteer team received King Kong not  long ago – he was sadly surrendered by his former owner to a shelter in Quebec. He is ready to find a new owner and would like to add his playful and loving ways to your life! He loves going outside and will run around until his little paws get too cold to stay out any longer. He is a nice, happy, little boy, however, he can be a bit bossy with the other dogs and maybe should be an only dog. King Kong’s house training is just about there. He handles well once he’s been introduced to someone and greets strangers in the house enthusiastically, however like many, many other dogs, he will take a while to warm up and approach a stranger. Would you like to meet him? — Thank you for your interest in a Minpinerie Rescue Group dog. We are based in the Ottawa area. All dogs are fully vetted and fixed, and we assess behaviour to the fullest extent possible so that our adoptions will be as successful as possible. You must fill out the application and be approved to adopt. If the specific dog in this post doesn’t sound suitable, please understand we have dogs arriving all the time, and MOST go quickly to pre-approved adopters that suit them (that is, many dogs are never posted to our website! Only when we have an overflow!). So, please fill out the application at this link to get in the pool, BUT NOTE SOME FOLKS ARE HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, SO IF THAT’S YOU, PLEASE SEE INSTRUCTIONS AT THE SAME LINK!  Thank you and talk soon!

Marty – looking for love and ready to give you lots!

Marty 1 Marty 2

Loving and smart – lots of energy – needs time to gain trust – Marty is being fostered in OTTAWA – about 12 yrs old (Chi lifespan is 15 to 20 years) – about 11 pounds

 
Although he looks sedate in these images, Marty has lots of energy! He is a good little boy, very affectionate, and he only wants to cuddle and gives kisses. He is ok with cats, other dogs, preferably female or maybe one calm male near his age but no small children. He has a great appetite and is currently on a hypo diet as allergies are suspected.  Very smart and knows several tricks including roll over and give the paw.  Has the potential to learn many more! Marty has awesome energy. He doesn’t like the cold at all. Normal alarm barking at visitors then he calms in a normal manner. His first foster Mom adds “I’d see him happy in a home with a couple with small female dog or cat, going for long walks when it’s warmer out.  Obedience classes would be awesome for him as he is very bright and he uncertainty around new people would improve with obedience classes using positive reinforcement. I have a feeling he hasn’t always been well treated and maybe even hit as he gets so nervous when I raise my voice. He truly is a sweet boy with huge potential.” — Thank you for your interest in a Minpinerie Rescue Group dog. We are based in the Ottawa area. All dogs are fully vetted and fixed, and we assess behaviour to the fullest extent possible so that our adoptions will be as successful as possible. You must fill out the application and be approved to adopt. If the specific dog in this post doesn’t sound suitable, please understand we have dogs arriving all the time, and MOST go quickly to pre-approved adopters that suit them (that is, many dogs are never posted to our website! Only when we have an overflow!). So, please fill out the application at this link to get in the pool, BUT NOTE SOME FOLKS ARE HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, SO IF THAT’S YOU, PLEASE SEE INSTRUCTIONS AT THE SAME LINK!  Thank you and talk soon!

 

Grizzly – on trial adoption!

11 pounds – about 9 years old – loving and cuddly – loves walks – gets along well with other dogs

Hello! I am Grizzly! Through no fault of my own, I am another sweet older dog looking for my loving forever home. I have many years left and so much love to give. I am a mixture of who knows what breeds, but I am cuddly and love my owner and other dogs and going for walks. I am a bit skittish though, and I need a quiet home with no children. Could I come home with you??  Would you like to meet me??

— Thank you for your interest in a Minpinerie Rescue Group dog. We are based in the Ottawa area. All dogs are fully vetted and fixed, and we assess behaviour to the fullest extent possible so that our adoptions will be as successful as possible. You must fill out the application and be approved to adopt. If the specific dog in this post doesn’t sound suitable, please understand we have dogs arriving all the time, and MOST go quickly to pre-approved adopters that suit them (that is, many dogs are never posted to our website! Only when we have an overflow!). So, please fill out the application at this link to get in the pool, BUT NOTE SOME FOLKS ARE HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, SO IF THAT’S YOU, PLEASE SEE INSTRUCTIONS AT THE SAME LINK!  Thank you and talk soon!

 

FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED

Hello! Would you like to foster a dog in need? Our rescue cannot save dogs that have been abandoned or rescued from a shelter or puppy mill unless we have foster homes with loving folk like you to help prepare dogs for their forever homes. Minpinerie is a non-profit Ottawa-based organization made up of dedicated dog-loving volunteers who rescue and foster miniature pinschers that have been surrendered by their owners, willingly released by puppy mills or breeders, or abandoned in shelters. If you have the room in your home and your heart, (or know of someone who might) please let us know by filling out the application online and help us out by giving one of these sweeties a loving temporary place to stay on their journey to their forever home. You can find out more about a dog that might fit your family and lifestyle by calling or writing to Louise at loulouonline@rogers.com or filling in the volunteer application.